31 July 2011
so I'm on Christies.com, procrastinating
and I'm confused about something.→Read more...
Possibilities of Spotify For those of us who still miss MeCha radio, is there a way we could use Spotify to share playlists with bunnies? I just got it and haven't figured out all the features yet, but wonder if this could happen. Not quite live DJing but cool all the same.
What makes you tear up? I can't think of the last time something really got to me emotionally. What really gets to you? Make me tear up. Give it your best shot.
Ask MeCha: Dating advice →Read more...
30 July 2011
Young Elephant Gets New Prosthesis
- It's great to have a reminder that there are still good people in the world.
ROCK, HARD PLACE, SHOUTING THREAD!
ARGH! INCOHERENT SOUND! UNEASY DECISIONS WITH NO CLEAR RESOLUTION! SHOUT YOUR RANDOM SHOUTINESS, FAIR OR ILL!→Read more...
Caterina Fake on the socialization level of home-schooled students
i find the whole 'socialization' protest to the idea of homeschooling really unconvincing so this is an interesting post from that POV
Going to a cabin in Maine ( with a lake! ) for two weeks soon, advise on how to enjoy an isolated cabin retreat?→Read more...
29 July 2011
My Scooby is plucking again →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen (again, this week) at random from The Book of Questions
Quirky Keepsake or Totem? What one object do you stubbornly hold on to, even though other people dislike it, though it doesn't go with your decor, though people think it isn't flattering/appropriate, and/or though it's a little embarrassing or juvenile or not a perfect match with your usual persona?
This made me laugh.
(NSFW rap parody with 362 uses of f*ck and physical abuse of toasters and other household items) Out loud. LOL. Which is a big deal because I have definitely not been laughing enough lately.
Awkward Classical Music Photos.
I actually like this one
, though. It reminds me of something The Art of Noise would have done.
kindle questions →Read more...
Photo Friday: Signs and Labels
28 July 2011
The blinds are closed
all along one side of the building I work in.→Read more...
Where'd I Get The Funk
Bootsy Collins talks with Tavis Smiley
Some sad, but hopeful news... →Read more...
Your Horrifying Realization? →Read more...
27 July 2011
Humpday 3-point update →Read more...
Photo Friday Advance: Signs and Labels - suggested by filthy light thief
AskMefiCrosspost: Rewiring a lamp in brooklyn?
I'd appreciate any recommendations of people or stores!
Free PDF cookbook from "The Stone Soup" blog
Full of easy recipes with gorgeous pictures.
26 July 2011
aw man how to prioritize tasks among multiple clients / projects? I'm thinking what happens is that I (& the middle agencies between me and the client) focus on "which client is more concerned!" but I think that's unsustainable cause we just end up lurching from emergency to emergency. I need to carve out time for things that are supposedly in progress even if they're not 'due yesterday!111'
Aliens have landed, justify your culture.... What are you playing to them RIGHT NOW? →Read more...
What would you rather be doing?
CatFilter: new friend for cantankerous kitty? →Read more...
25 July 2011
Turtlegirl gives #bunnies shout outs
at the MeFi meetup in Seattle this most recent Saturday. →Read more...
MeCha Fantasy Football 2011: It's On!
Since there will be football this season, the MeCha League is back!→Read more...
a cool and creepy series of photos by Bart Pagoda.
24 July 2011
The kids left for Seattle today. →Read more...
Buffalo Wings + IPA = one of God's Own Marvelously Blessed Food Combinations. *urp*
Land Of A Thousand YouTube Videos
People love this over on the Blue. So I'll share it here as well. Enjoy!
Gus v Pool
I've watched this about 15 times and it's made me laugh every time.
Bunny! OMG! This is how a bunny looks if his head asplodes.
23 July 2011
is great for all the reasons you think it would be. Cool retro scans and photos, though the site navigation is a little awkward.
Crème de glace. Um, crème de GLASS. Tell me I'll be alright?
Will I be okay? I ate broken glass tonight. Finely-crushed small particles. Not on purpose -- I'm not a circus geek. Broken glass is one of a very few things that freak me out. Please tell me I'll be okay? I'm a bit freaked out. (Cross-posted on AskMe.) →Read more...
Not asking for help, just talking about doing so →Read more...
22 July 2011
The Season 2 trailer for "The Walking Dead" is out.
Looks like they're leaving Atlanta in the 2nd season... good! Take those zombies with you. I'm hiding in my basement and want some air.
Anyone mind a cross post?
I'm hoping for some advice by the morning!
It's The Friday Night Question,
and this week it is NOT taken from a book, but from a blog post.→Read more...
Star Wars Collectibles Bonanza →Read more...
Work is overwhelming right now. But it's Friday and I'm home and my Guy just made us cocktails: the landslide, which is equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, green chartreuse and a bit of campari.
My cat is sitting in my lap. His name is Boutros Boutros Kitty. Sometimes, I call him "Bou", which sometimes becomes "Bous". So right now, I can say "soothing soothing Bous" and mean either my big grey buddy or my delicious cocktail.
What's good with you?
So very bad at math, help! →Read more...
This is a thread in which we post covers that we prefer to the original songs →Read more...
What's everyone up to this weekend? →Read more...
21 July 2011
Won the NYS Marriage Lottery Getting hitched on Sunday, FYI
(my new desktop wallpaper)
Black Acre Brewing Company
in Indianapolis has a website, and like a lot of alcohol or smoking related websites, they ask you to click a box stating you're over 21 before entering the site. In this case, though,
I recommend clicking the "I'm Under 21" button.
Not that it's hot and humid or anything... →Read more...
Question about divorce lawyers
In the event of a divorce→Read more...
20 July 2011
Photo Friday Advance: Gardens - suggested by workerant
Midweek 3-point update →Read more...
What happened to the pooper scoopers? →Read more...
19 July 2011
My mom was diagnosed with ALS today. I'm feeling kind of broken-hearted and sick to my stomach.
can I talk about my new computer
I've been really wanting a new laptop for like an year so… turns out mine stopped powering on last night and forced my hand!!→Read more...
POINTS! It seems I am the points host today so →Read more...
Shopping for home decor on Etsy!
Share your favorite sellers with me, s'il vous plaît.→Read more...
"Suddenly, you were gone
from all the lives you'd left your mark upon."→Read more...
Tease a Terrapin Tuesday
I don't make the rules.
18 July 2011
An Oreo with "berry ice cream" flavoring is not an Oreo, nor are they "fairly tasty
." Worst part: the fake taste lingers. So how is your day going?→Read more...
New sidebar art! Thanks to our photographers pjern, rhapsodie, and Kronos_to_Earth!
Contesting a Parking Ticket:
I think I need a bit of help phrasing something in my letter.→Read more...
Quick question about the News of the World scandal.
I'm not clear about a few things...→Read more...
What's yours this week?→Read more...
17 July 2011
Favorite fantastical beast? Besides the 400 drunken rabbits.
The View From My Window
(to steal from another blogger - but actually, it's the view from in front of my triplex where I have the back unit). So L.A.'s Carmageddon turned out to be no big deal
... I have a worse traffic tie-up right here
. Good thing I'm not going anywhere.
Anyone watching the FIFA Women's World Cup right now?
Today's categories are...→Read more...
16 July 2011
BUTTERMILK I had to pick up a HALF GALLON of buttermilk to fry the oysters in cause that was the only thing they had. What can I do with a half Gallon of Buttermilk as to not waste it?
The Young Person's Guide To The 12-Inch:
Frankie Goes To Hollywood explain how to create an 80's style extended remix.
What are your weekend plans? →Read more...
15 July 2011
Purchases. What've you bought today?
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
Tell me your tattoo stories!
I'm halfway thinking that I'm almost ready to get a tattoo - something I was certain I'd do as soon as I turned 18. It apparently took an additional ten years to get here.→Read more...
Time for a walk
In less than 3 hours, it begins.→Read more...
Humorous photo of a city letter carrier with a young boy in his mail bag.
After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service (with stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination).→Read more...
Are we going to do a new raffle?
Who was the winner of the last one? →Read more...
This is INSANELY cool:
a fly-around video shot with a tiny GoPro camera and a radio-controlled four-rotor drone. (The guy flying it makes a cameo toward the very end.)
!!!FUCK THE POLICE FRIDAY!!!
That's right, it's on
. Post your favorite FtP jams
inside! →Read more...
I'll be needing specifics on these. . .→Read more...
Photo Friday: Excitement and adventure!
OMG Possum! →Read more...
14 July 2011
Tell me about Google+ →Read more...
Tell me about your Chevy Aveo →Read more...
6 Mind Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth
#6 alone is worth the link. [trigger warning: Cracked]
Lipdub!? Why in my day, we could lipdub with the best of them!
Super cute retirement community tries their hand at lipdub... spread the love. I love the Esther Williams bit. Grandma? Is that you?!?
A game of points that goes in order of your day→Read more...
You know those apps and sites that help you achieve your short-term goals? →Read more...
13 July 2011
What is this I don't even
... it is an animated GIF that looks to be of a real bird with its wings flared up to look like a huge face, but where's the head?→Read more...
I just can't wrap my brain around how they do this, it is just SO cool.
With an epic, cinematic soundtrack!
found via a post on G+ by halonine
I'm making Spicy Fried Oysters! Any tips? Hints? Should I use panko or cornbread crumbs? Good stuff to serve with it (I'm frying some cornbread but that's about it as far as ideas go)
Cats have a stand-by trigger.
You just have to know where to squeeze.
Photo Friday Advance: Excitement and adventure! Also, do you have any suggestions for themes?
I have no idea what you're talking about,
so here's a picture of a girl with an octopus on her head
I'm taking tomorrow off
but I don't know what to do with myself.→Read more...
12 July 2011
help me find something to replace Jack and Ianto
Torchwood scratched an itch I didn't quite realize i had...→Read more...
Guilty pleasure confession: →Read more...
Anybody looking to join Zediva?
I got my invitation to join Zediva six or eight weeks ago, after waiting a couple of months. It has the movies Redbox and Blockbuster have or will have but without having to go to the store for them.
I got an email this morning offering invitations to friends. Here you go, if you want one
. No membership fee, just $1.99 per movie, or $1 if you pre-buy 10.
It's a Hundred-Point Challenge!→Read more...
11 July 2011
Specifically: 400 immortal drunken bunny gods! OMG! Found while looking for a picture of 400 bunnies for the 400th bunny post. Cheers, MeCha!
Jamais vu and deja vu
When is the last time it happened to you? Let's throw preque vu in for good measure.→Read more...
Grey Bloke discovers the Manosphere
"I found that I'm living under the jackboot of a misandrist gynocracy without even being aware of it."
Can anyone tell me about their experience at one? →Read more...
Points: Monday edition. →Read more...
10 July 2011
There is a mouse in my apartment Now I have an excuse to get a cat.
Give me your words and I want them fancy. Your most recondite and redoubtable words. Please use it in a sentence and tell us what it means.
This Tree of Life project branched out
This weekend I made an earring frame to go with the "Tree of Life" jewelry box I made from an old thrift shop silverware chest last year. Check out the dollar store frame and photo stand
I bought to use for this project, the finished earring frame
, and the earring frame with the jewelry box
To those of you who find yourselves absorbed in things
enough to lose track of time, would you say you were happy, contented or excited at the time, or beyond emotion? I am wonder about time, flow and absorption among other things.→Read more...
How's your weekend going? 3-point update. →Read more...
09 July 2011
Having fun with music.
I was just watching the 'In The Flesh' DVD and was reminded how much I like watching this
song in particular.→Read more...
TOO DEFEATED TO SHOUT EXCEPT IN THE TITLE So I bough an ASUS Ethernet switch on line and, well, it stopped working after a few weeks (and they never sent me my rebate, now that you mention it, and sending it in required about 20 minutes of complicated reading of instructions) but I emailed ASUS and they said I could send it in to them for RMA (and sent very complicated instructions) only I have to pay to package it and send it and the cost to do that is $4 more than the switch cost me in the first place. $14 more if I had gotten the rebate (which, I'll remind you I didn't.)
Shuffle Thread! 'Cos it's 105+F (40.5 C) outside and I've got cold, cold beer inside and we haven't done this in a spell or two. Give me 10+1!
Not young enough . . . →Read more...
Your Saturday's POINTS await you. →Read more...
I'm editing my first draft and having a panic sttack Basically it's "Wow if I had such BAD PLOTTING and dialogue at the outset how can I be sure the changes are any better cause I'm the still person who made the first horrible, horrible choices."
08 July 2011
Smartphone Nightmares. Literally. Ever had one?
I have had several dreams in the last few months in which I pulled out my trusty Crackberry, only to find that it had morphed into some odd piece of alien technology and I couldn't figure out the buttons. In the strangest and funniest of these dreams, my smartphone had turned into an odd little Japanese Anime-style Hamster Toy. I would actually love to have one like that...if the interface hadn't been totally impenetrable.→Read more...
Couch in Baltimore MD or vicinity? →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question,
chosen at random from The Book of Questions
- G+, as all the cool kids are calling it, is back to allowing invites. Most people here probably already know this. But just in case you don't know, does anyone else want one? Post your @gmail address in this thread and I'm sure you'll be signed up in no time at all.→Read more...
Midnight in Paris In Woody Allen's new movie Midnight in Paris there is a scene in which Gil buys a Cole Porter record in a charming little booth. On the wall in back of the booth is a magnificent painting of a young boy in a sailor suit. Does anyone know who painted this wonderful portrait. Is it painting by Monet of his son?
Blood Meridian I would love to join your discussion. Mid August if fine since my semester begins August 19.
Come claim your POINTS. →Read more...
07 July 2011
Interview Thank You Notes
via email - do you start them off with Dear Interviewer or Hi Interviewer? This seems like a pretty laid back and relaxed company if it makes a difference. →Read more...
The universe hates me. →Read more...
FRUSTRATED. My ego's all up in arms about having my expertise dismissed. Trying to get it back under control. But still. Fools should listen to me, yo. :-)
Follow The Sun!
An animated short.
Thursday 3-point update →Read more...
06 July 2011
Who says meh?
Self link. Came across this reading to my six month old last night...
It's time for another round of POINTS! →Read more...
Damn You Autocorrect
had a particularly hilarious June
. (Lots of NSFW text.)
Photo Friday Advance: Fathers, all sorts - your dad, not your dad, animal dads, dads dads dads!!
I received three emails from Facebook, all with the same message and stating it had sent it to all email addresses associated with my account. I've only ever used one email with Facebook. Probably needless to say, I haven't requested an email change.→Read more...
Time to figure out next book in the syllabus for MeTa Book Club
And when to talk about it. Next book in order in syllabus is Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
Animals being dicks.
Pretty much SFW apart from a little interspecies X-rated stuff and a tortoise biting a dog's balls. One or two are a little gross. They're the ones I found the funniest (yes, penguin, I'm talking 'bout you).
Ask MeCha - etiquette edition →Read more...
05 July 2011
Is this shirt too tight?
Luckily, pronounced nipple seems to be diminishing but I've gotten the vociferous opinion it is far too tight. Your opinions, please.
This is apparently a monthly shopping subscription (stationery) similar to ShoeDazzle
. The quality and selections look great. But the price...yikes.
I have friends who are into ShoeDazzle. Anyone here buying from them? Are the prices good?
They Might Be Giants cover Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping,"
backed by a chorus of staff members of The A.V. Club
. The cover is pretty rockin' but wow, if a bomb had gone off in that little room, the earth might have suffered a decades-long shortage of ironically-dressed white people.
04 July 2011
About once a week, the screen on my Dell laptop gets superbright -- it looks like an overexposed photograph. Any idea what might be going on, or what search terms I should be using to research it?→Read more...
Shooting "The Prisoner":
set of behind-the-scenes photos from the classic 1960s TV series.
Happy Independence Day, American Bunnies!! →Read more...
03 July 2011
Bored @ Work ??
How to kill time if your boss doesn't look too closely
term of the day: Broscience
"Broscience is the predominant brand of reasoning in bodybuilding circles where the anecdotal reports of jacked dudes are considered more credible than scientific research."
Here are the rules for today's game of Points! →Read more...
Why We Fight:
an excellent rumination on why the things we enjoy doing, are worth doing.
02 July 2011
Why aren't the magnetic fields on more karaoke lists I ask you? It's pretty much the only band I can both reliably imitate and know all the lyrics.
Gifts for new mom who had a c-section? →Read more...
Watermelon, arugula, mint and feta salad.
I just made this and it was too delicious not to share the recipe with you. →Read more...
Google+ - No sense starting a social network app without a social network. MeChazens have shown interest for Google+ on Twitter and Facebook, and with the general distaste for Facebook among users and non-users alike, perhaps a little organized effort could get everyone up and running somewhere more accomodating. So, I guess we need to circulate invites? Cuz, like, I would like one, please. Anyone else?
Points! The Game Continues. →Read more...
01 July 2011
OK, Do I have Google +? Or not? →Read more...
It's the Friday Night Question,
taken at random from The Book of Questions
Television's first flipped bird? The Smothers Brothers Show
had quite the gang of writers: Steve Martin ("King Tut"), Jim Stafford ("Spiders & Snakes"), Mason Williams ("Classical Gas") & Rob Reiner (Spinal Tap). In this video, Stafford riffs off of "Classical Gas" with the propesed historical moment that culminates at 3:30.
Headaches. The left temple of my head, she is a-killin' me. Drugs have failed. Any good headache hacks out there?
OMG I'M SO ANTSY I MUST SHOUT ABOUT IT! →Read more...
Battle At F-Stop Ridge
and oh yeah, Happy Canada Day !!
So, after pouring water into two big white bowls today, I came to the realization that my water is yellow-tinged. I poured tap water into one bowl and Brita-filtered (with a fairly recent filter) into the other, and both are equally yellowy. Should I be worried? For all I know, my water has always been yellowy and I just never noticed until now because I haven't had occasion to pour it into a white bowl.
Hey, let's play Points! I've appointed myself today's whatchamacallit.→Read more...
Crazy mashed-up streaming radio goodness. There's also an Android/iphone app of the stream available.
My Camera Broke
It is a software ...thing. Refuses to boot. So I'll describe the latest theme out to you....→Read more...
Photo Friday: Public Places
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